Mission and Student Outcomes
The mission of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is to develop knowledgeable, motivated, and competent professionals who have entry-level skills necessary to meet the demands for a career in the profession of physical therapy, as a Physical Therapist Assistant. The program strives to instill in each student the necessity and value of life-long learning. Towards this endeavor, the program promotes activities that foster the development of critical thinking by emphasizing student reflection, self-assessment, and service across the curriculum.
- Provide an effective comprehensive instructional curriculum that is well rounded in all fundamental concepts and theories as they apply to physical therapy modalities and rehabilitation procedures.
- Graduate Physical Therapist Assistants who will reflect the highest standards of legal, ethical, and moral conduct.
- Provide Physical Therapist Assistants whose skills and knowledge are commensurate with the expanding need for physical therapy services in the state of North Carolina, United States, and international community.
- Work closely with the local physical therapy community in improving the quality of physical therapy services delivery.
- Maintain excellence in didactic and clinical areas that are pertinent to the faculty’s area of instruction.
- Provide students with opportunities for exposure to a variety of professional experiences, including acute care, rehabilitation, extended care and assisted living, outpatient orthopedic, sports medicine, home health and pediatric.